Charles Wallace Nominated for MASU Distinguished Professor of the Year Award

Charles Wallace, Computer Science, with the Saturday morning BASIC computer tutoring group

Associate Professor Charles Wallace, Computer Science, is Michigan Tech’s 2024 nomination for the MASU Distinguished Professor of the Year awarded by the Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU).

The Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award recognizes the outstanding contributions and dedication to the education of undergraduate students exhibited by the faculty of Michigan’s 15 public universities. Each university is invited to nominate a faculty member who has had a significant impact on undergraduate student learning through various activities, particularly classroom instruction, applied research, experiential learning, innovation, and mentoring.

Wallace is also among this year’s finalists for The William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) annual Distinguished Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to Michigan Tech’s instructional mission. Based on more than 35,000 student ratings of instruction responses, 10 finalists have been identified for the 2024 awards. The selection committee is soliciting comments from students, staff, faculty and alumni to be referenced during their deliberations.

Wallace serves as Associate Dean for Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Computing. He has been closely involved with undergraduate Computer Science curriculum development since he arrived at MTU in 2000. He co-founded the Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering degree program in 2003.

In conjunction with his research projects, he founded local outreach efforts in computer education for middle and high school students and digital literacy for senior citizens. Wallace was presented with the University Distinguished Service Award in 2014 for these efforts, and he has been invited to the White House and Congress to speak about his work with seniors.

Visit Wallace’s faculty website.